东张西望 meaning and pronunciation

东张西望
Simplified characters
東張西望
Traditional characters

东张西望 in English

dōng zhāng xī wàng

  • to look in all directions (idiom)
  • to glance around

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  • (dōng): east; host (i.e. sitting on east side of guest); landlord;
  • (zhāng): to open up; to spread; sheet of paper; classifier for flat objects, sheet; classifier for votes;
  • 西 (xī): west;
  • (wàng): to expect; to hope;to visit; to gaze (into the distance); to look towards; towards; full moon